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    Il bibliotecario by Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1566) | oil on canvas Skokloster Castle, Sweden.

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    Guiseppe Arcimboldo, The Librarian, 1566, oil on canvas, Skokloster Castle, Sweden.

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    Giuseppe Arcimboldo, The Librarian, 1566, oil on canvas, Skokloster Castle, Sweden. Arcimboldo was an Italian painter best known for creating imaginative portrait heads made entirely of such objects as fruits, vegetables, flowers, fish, and books – that is, he painted representations of these objects on the canvas arranged in such a way that the whole collection of objects formed a recognizable likeness of the portrait subject.

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